I’m writing this quick post because a friend and fellow homeschool mom asked me earlier about how to pray the Stations of the Cross with her kids. 🙂 I hope the resources I’ve linked to will be helpful to her, and to you all, too, somehow. 🙂 (Please take note though, that most of the resources are of the original version of the Stations. The New Way of the Cross has different stations.)
Online Stations of the Cross for Kids by Ainglkiss.com — Contains simple meditations and prayers; also contains a link to a downloadable e-book
Printable Stations of the Cross for Kids by Catholic Icing — Lacy of Catholic Icing has compiled links to downloadable and printable stations, some of which double as coloring pages.
Printable Stations of the Cross for Children by Loyola Press (PDF file) — Contains colored illustrations and simple meditations, addressing Jesus in the second person (as if the child is talking to Him in prayer).
Online Stations of the Cross by Loyola Press — This is a Powerpoint presentation of the stations.
DIY Candle Stations of the Cross (Ideas compiled by Catholic Icing) — This is a wonderful idea, but you’ll have to prepare the materials beforehand (candles, pictures, etc.) 🙂 I don’t have the time this week, but I hope to be able to buy votive candles in time for next Friday.
Stations of the Cross Resources by Catholic Mom — This contains links to different resources: coloring pages, booklets, online stations, suggested books and CDs. 🙂
Stations of the Cross Box Idea by Cherished Hearts at Home — This is an excellent way of letting our kids be “hands-on” with each station; you provide them with an item that symbolizes each station. A wonderful variation of this would be Catholic Icing’s Stations of the Cross Eggs.
Printable Stations of the Cross for Children Prayer Cards — The meditations and prayers here may be more suitable for older children.
FYI, we’re going to begin our own regular Stations of the Cross (the New Way) prayers this Friday. 🙂 I’m hoping the kids will learn to appreciate them!
*Photo source: https://lifeteen.com/how-to-pray-stations-of-the-cross/